Posted in To Do | comedy | music | venues | video on February 25, 2008

by Klaus Kinski

Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale

For over 5 years, Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale's weekly comedy showcase Invite Them Up has been bringing New Yorkers the best comedy (and sometimes music) on the planet. But as mentioned earlier, Invite Them Up will cease operations on February 27th, 2008. And although this loss will leave a huge hole in the comedic soul of NYC, Eugene and Bobby are saying goodbye by giving us three nights of comedy and music beginning Monday 2/25 (tonight)

Obviously such a renowned comedic institution like Invite Them Up won't die quietly. These final three shows will feature line-ups so insane that I'm not going to bother to mention a single participant. I won't even bother to mention a few of the lesser known names and append that with the vague "Plus Special Guests". These three nights' line-ups are comprised of special guests only. Want an idea of how good the line-ups might be? Take a look at their More Info Page and let your imagination run wild.

As with all other installments of Invite Them Up, each show will conclude with a wonderful afterparty featuring a different guest DJ each night. Comedian Craig Baldo is confirmed to DJ the 2/25 afterparty. To accomodate the legions of comedy fans that will stick around for these afterparties, the bar and the showroom will both stay open after the show.

But that's not all. They're going to make a large time capsule. They'll mostly have comedians put stuff in relating to the show, comedy, or this point in time, but Eugene and Bobby would like to Invite the audience to bring stuff for the time capsule too! Bring something. They'll be collecting the stuff over all three nights.

Despite previous reports, there is now no official closing date for Rififi. Nate Sloan at the NY Press reports....

"Whether or not the liquor license will be revoked is up in the air," explains Antonio. "The owner is making an effort to keep Rififi open, and it seems as though Rififi will remain open for at least another four or five months and could remain open permanently if the license is saved and hopefully will continue to operate as it has been."
This means the departure of Invite Them Up leaves Wednesday nights open for a brand new show. What will the show be? Who will curate it? With a little bit o' luck, I'll have the answer real soon....
Invite Them Up - The Final Shows
February 25, 26, 27 - 8:00pm

$5
Rififi
332 East 11th Street
.Check out some now-classic videos from Invite Them Up below....

Aziz Ansari Has A New Blackberry Phone

Invite Them Up 5th Anniversary Animation

Pete Holmes Stand Up Part 1

Pete Holmes Stand Up Part 2

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Comments (10)

is it going to be insane trying to get into these things? what time do they start? eugene mirman is amazing....

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2008 4:34 PM

I heard these shows were postponed until March.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2008 4:45 PM

are the shows at 8 or their usual 9?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2008 5:02 PM

"I heard these shows were postponed until March."

oh yeah?....

Eugene Mirman - 2008 Tour Dates
Feb 24 - Union Hall (Tearing The Veil of Maya) Brooklyn NY
Feb 25 - Rififi (Invite Them Up) New York NY
Feb 26 - Rififi (Invite Them Up) New York NY
Feb 27 - Rififi (Invite Them Up) New York NY
Feb 28 - Museum of Fine Art (Tearing the Veil of Maya) Boston MA
Mar 9 - Emcee SXSW Web Awards Show Austin TX
Mar 10 - Emo’s (With Mike Birbiglia and Michael Showalter) Austin TX
Mar 14 - Esther’s Follies (Comedy show as part of SXSW) Austin TX
Apr 4 - Joe’s Pub (I am hosting Alina Simone’s record preview party) New York NY
May 9 - Somerville Theater (w/ Emo Philips, Todd Barry and more!) Somerville MA

Posted by Eugene Mirmans MySpace | February 25, 2008 5:08 PM

anyone see what the lineup was last night?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 11:11 AM

I went last night and it was well, awesome. The lineup was as follows..

Bobby Tisdale
Eugene Mirman
Pete Holmes
Brett Gelman
Leo Allen
Andy Kindler
Zach Galifianakis
Todd Barry
Yo La Tengo with Todd Barry on drums

If you're gonna go tonight, go early. The place had the comfort that sardines typically enjoy. Without the fishy smell of course.

Posted by Quick Laughs | February 27, 2008 12:03 PM

he look at that... my pete holmes pictures were posted...

i have a lot of photos from the first two nights... cant wait for tonight..

Posted by igor | February 27, 2008 3:43 PM

I couldn't make the last night of Invite Them Up. I bet it was great. What was the line-up?

Posted by zack | February 28, 2008 1:17 PM

friendship-regarding

Posted by Shivu | August 7, 2008 2:20 AM

Islam is a religion of peace

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